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Beauty And Fitness Secrets Of The Ever-So-Gorgeous Actress Sanjeeda Sheikh

It is a saying well-known that to be beautiful on the outside is not enough, one should be beautiful on the inside too! And, one of the telly world’s prettiest actresses is someone who fits this bill perfectly. A gorgeous girl, and an amazing human being- we are talking about none other than Ishq Ka Rang Safed actress, Sanjeeda Sheikh.

Sanjeeda is one actress who will surprise you with the simplicity of her beauty and fitness regimes. She does not have any extensive routines, but she still manages to look flawless and remain fit with the simple things that she has adapted in her lifestyle. So, without making you wait any further, let us take you through the pretty lady’s beauty and fitness mantras.

Her beauty secrets

Sanjeeda has a few simple mantras she religiously follows to keep her skin glowing at all times. She was once quoted in an interview, giving away her biggest beauty secrets.

“I make sure I sleep well at night before a red carpet event because puffy eyes screw up the makeup. I avoid sun for a day so that the face doesn’t look tanned in the evening. Before applying makeup, I rub an ice cube on my face so that my skin is fresh and glowing and my makeup stands out.”

Now, this is a very surprising tip, but something which is extremely easy to follow. All of us have seen Sanjeeda, and therefore we can say that the lady knows what suits her skin best, and during what time of the day.

“For the day, I make sure the makeup is very light. Kajal and a very light shade of eye shadow is okay for the day. I am blessed with good skin so I don’t apply foundation, but if I have to, then I go for a waterproof one as sweating makes my face look darker. For the night, I do not mind going for strong lip colours like deep red or peach pink. Again, I don’t apply base, but I love kajal and don’t step out without it.”

So, now we know what the secret of her flawless make-up looks is! The actress swears by kajal (kohl) at all times. She believes that no matter what, kajal is one thing without with your look is always incomplete.

Here is what she said about the importance of kajal in everyday makeup:

“My makeup dada told me that make up is incomplete without kajal. It highlights and defines our eyes and suits every face.”

She further revealed that she always uses waterproof makeup, especially kajal, so that it doesn’t smudge and gives a defined look. She also gave a very useful quick-tip for getting an instant glow.

“For instantly glowing skin, I just splash rose water on my face.”

So, this was all about her beauty secrets. Coming to her gorgeous hair, she shared a few gems as tips too. And trust us, these few pointers will help you immensely in taking care of your locks.

“I love my hair very much, which is why I don’t like to experiment with it. I have a very simple regime. I wash my hair every alternate day and make it a point to oil my hair twice a week.”

This is it! Seriously, no expensive spas or hair packs. Her haircare routine is as simple as washing it thrice a week, and oiling it twice a week. We told you it was a gem! She also revealed her long-term hair-care tips:

“I trim my hair every six months so that I don’t get split ends. I always tie my hair while sleeping to avoid breakage.”

Now that is one thing we should all take care of. When we sleep with our hair open, the friction they cause with our pillows, make them brittle and rough. This in turn causes excessive breakage of hair. So, one should always tie their hair in a loose ponytail or plat before settling in for the night.

The beauty queen revealed the three things without which her makeup and beauty regime is incomplete, and they are:

“My Mac kajal pencil, L’Oreal gloss, a lip balm and wet tissues.”

So, this was it guys! That is how simple her beauty routine is. It is surprising, but it is true. Let us now move on to her even simpler fitness regimen.

All about fitness

The porcelain-like beauty, is not just conscious about her looks, but also being healthy and fit on the inside. She believes that fitness is not only about staying fit physically, but also being healthy mentally. In her own words, fitness is everything to her. But surprisingly, Sanjeeda, unlike almost all other actresses doesn’t go to the gym! Yes, you heard us right. Here is what she says about the same:

“I’m not at all a gym person. And, since I’m usually caught up with my shoot or various events, I don’t really get time to take any extra effort to keep myself in shape. Otherwise also, I’m too lazy to hit the gym.”

So, naturally, it makes one curious to know how she is so fit and healthy without hitting the gym. Is she extremely diet conscious in that case?

“Not really! Actually I wouldn’t say that I’m conscious about my food choices, but I’ve always had a habit of eating healthy and nutrient-rich food. Staying fit, beautiful and smart is a part of the acting profession. Therefore, being an actor, I have to be a little careful about my diet because at the end I have to look fit on-screen.”

True that, Sanjeeda. But even if one is not a part of an industry like the entertainment fraternity, they should make all possible efforts to stay fit and in shape. A healthy mind only resides in a healthy body after all! Next, Sanjeeda had a very on-point thing to say about fitness.

“I’ve come across many people who have said that I have a size zero figure, but I don’t agree to it. According to me, not every girl can carry a zero figure well. It depends on person-to-person and their physical attributes like height, weight, structure, appearance and eating habits. So, I don’t think that having a zero figure defines fitness.”

Very true, Sanjeeda. Starving oneself and doing excessive workouts in the name of fitness is not at all done. In fact, there are a few things which the actress does in order to stay fit, and these three things are just what you need to remember.

#2. Drink lots of water daily.

#3. Think positive, as positive thinking helps to stay fit.”

We couldn’t agree more with these helpful tips, especially the last one. Usually, in our race to live a better life, we forget to live a peaceful, relaxed life. We forget that there is more to life than just work, stress, money and the likes. Staying positive, and eliminating as many negatives as we can is the biggest key to a healthy lifestyle.

Sanjeeda is not a sports person, but if there is one thing she swears by, it is dancing to her heart’s content. Here is what she says about how her passion towards dancing helps her stay in shape:

“I enjoy dancing. It is something I’m very passionate about and it also helps to stay healthy. Dance is a good way to lose weight. It tones the body and keeps me in shape. I dance daily for almost an hour. It is a stress buster for me. I do not like cardio since I get bored but dancing is another form of cardio that works well for me. I disagree with people who say that gymming is the only way to stay fit. There are several other natural forms of exercises to be in shape.”

Sanjeeda has a simple morning routine, which she religiously follows in order to stay fit and healthy throughout her hectic day. She shared it in an interview:

“I’m an early riser. As soon as I wake up, I have coconut water, aloe vera pulp or wheat grass.”

Well, now that is good! Coco water has innumerable benefits, which the damsel is well aware of and thus she has made it a part of her daily morning regime. Now, that we know about her fitness secrets, let us see what this beauty has to say about her diet:

“My breakfast usually comprises cornflakes with milk or an egg white omelette with multigrain bread and a handful of dry fruits, which are soaked overnight. Lunch consists of dal, roti, sabzi and rice. Dinner is usually non-vegetarian. In between if I feel hungry, especially in the evenings, I munch on health bars. I also have at least two cups of green tea.”

If everyone takes inspiration from Sanjeeda and starts following this nutrient-rich diet-plan, they will never need to spend hours at the gym. All it takes, is a little exercise and good food. In the end, the diva has a very strong message to give to everybody.

“I would suggest everyone to eat healthy food and drink lots of water. I believe starving and dieting doesn’t help to stay fit. Instead, I would suggest that everyone should have a healthy appetite followed by some physical activity to maintain equilibrium.”

Now, we know all the secrets behind Sanjeeda Sheikh’s beautiful skin and fit body. The simple routines that she follows are more than enough to stay fit and look beautiful always. You are an inspiration, Sanjeeda- an inspiration for everyone to stay fit in the most natural ways possible.

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Fast And Effective Diet – Lose 10 Pounds in 7 Days

This is an easy but very effective diet in which you will lose 10 pounds in 1 week.It abounds with useful ingredients, and has proven fast and effect.

Breakfast

First get a glass of cold water with lemon juice, on empty stomach for purification of toxins and activation of metabolism. Half an hour after you drink water with lemon you should eat two apples or two oranges. You can get a large grapefruit instead. You can add one handful of nuts, almonds, or hazelnuts, the nuts that contain antioxidants are the most useful ones for women, they clean the body from free radicals and activate the metabolism.

Lunch

This diet allows consumption of meat, and it can be cooked chicken or veal. You should also eat one pot (2 cups)  of sour milk Yogurt.

Snack

A fresh seasonal salad with olive oil and very little salt.

Dinner

The meal should be before 6 pm. It consists of two hard boiled eggs plus cucumber salad or green salad with olive oil and a little salt. After 6 pm do not eat anything. Make a liter of green tea (in 1 liter of water put 4 bags of tea), which is to drink before bedtime. This is the menu for about a week or 10 days, depending on the weight you want to lose. In 7 days you should lose 10 pounds. We wish you success!

How the Ketogenic Diet Weakens Cancer Cells

Chronic disease continues to ravage our world today despite tremendous advances in health care. Therapeutic approaches to treating this wide-range suffering cannot be met by technological growth in pharmacology, genetic therapy, or surgery. It should be obvious that the real solution for treating cancer and disease is not found in a man-made pill but rather is found in regulating the metabolic functions within our bodies.

Western cultures today enjoy a diet rich in the delicacies that our ancestors did not consume on a regular basis such as grain, sugar, and starch. Research continues to show that sugar is the main source of fuel which feeds cancer and contributes to an inflammatory environment. Sugar essentially increases the risk for cancer and disease.

How the Ketogenic Diet Works

What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The Eskimos and Maasai group are cultures we often look at to learn how their scant consumption of carbohydrates sustained their bodies through harsh weather conditions. It turns out that their low carb diet switched their metabolism to burn fat instead of sugar or glucose.

This created a metabolic state known as ketosis, a process in which the body burns ketones to make energy, instead of relying on sugar or carbohydrates.

Ketones are metabolized by fatty acids in the liver for energy. (This source of fuel is capable of crossing the blood brain barrier and is an excellent form of energy for neurons.) When the body lacks glucose, which is its first source of fuel, ketones are created in its absence.

Ketosis was a beneficial process the human body developed as an adaptation to times when food was unavailable (such as for these hunter-gatherers). However, you can effectively produce ketones too by limiting the carbohydrates in your diet to less than 80 grams daily and protein to no more than 1.2 grams of protein/per kg lean body mass. As the body adapts to the use of ketone metabolism over time, the hormone in the liver that is essential to ketone metabolism (known as FGF21) becomes more efficient.

The Ketogenic Diet Starves Cancer

Otto Warburg was a leading cell biologist who led to the discovery that cancer cells are unable to flourish using energy produced from cellular respiration, but instead from glucose fermentation. Dr. Thomas Seyfried and other cancer researchers agree, and have further discovered that cancer cells are also fueled from the fermentation of the amino acid glutamine.

With ketogenic diets, lowering carbohydrates will reduce your levels of glucose, the fuel that feeds cancer cells. This will put your body into ketosis and will assist in depleting cancer cells of their energy supply.

Cancer cells are unlike normal cells in many ways, but one of their traits that is most unique regards insulin receptors. They have ten times more insulin receptors on their cellular surface. This enables cancer cells to gorge themselves in glucose and nutrients coming from the bloodstream at a very high rate. As you continue to consume glucose as your primary diet source, cancer cells will continue to thrive and spread. It is no surprise that the lowest survival rate in cancer patients is among those with the highest blood sugar levels.

Cancer cells have damaged mitochondria and lack the ability to create energy from aerobic respiration. They cannot metabolize fatty acids for energy. For this reason, cancer cells thrive in oxygen-depleted environments. Instead, cancer cells metabolize glucose and amino acids. Restricting glucose or the amino acid glutamine is essential to starve off cancer.

Intermittent Fasting and Cancer Prevention

The ketogenic diet is particularly effective when combined with periods of intermittent fasting. Fasting increases ketone production and can starve cancer cells. Late stage cancer patients can further weaken their cancer cells by completing a lemon water cleanse for three to seven days.

In today’s modern diet, snacks and meals have us eating up to five times a day, preventing any sort of intermittent cell fasting. As nutrition is constantly supplied, blood sugar levels remain elevated, insulin levels remain high, and the fuel source needed for cancer cells to develop and grow remains a constant threat.

A lifestyle of fasting may involve an individual eating for a period of only 4-8 hours in one day. A 20-hour fast may involve eating food between 3pm and 7pm each day. This regular intermittent fasting lifestyle allows the body to produce ketones in order to fuel the entire body. The 20-hour fast may be optimal for individuals with the diagnosis of cancer, but may otherwise be incorporated into your lifestyle using a 16 to 18 hour fasting period.

Ketogenic Diet Meal Plans that Kill Cancer

The ketogenic diet consists of a meal plan centered around healthy fats. These include:

The diet also allows low carbohydrate vegetables such as:

Protein sources in a ketogenic diet generally come from:

Organic acids, antioxidants, and enzymes are recommended to help the body develop an alkaline environment. When organic acids are metabolized, foods such as low-sugar fermented drinks, dried herbs, lemon, lime, and apple cider vinegar help to weaken cancer cells by neutralizing acidity and increasing cellular oxygenation.

Diets high in protein are also capable of feeding cancer. A moderate protein diet is recommended on the ketogenic diet in order to weaken cancer cells. You can starve cancer by practicing a ketogenic diet consisting of an abundance of healthy fats (about 75 percent), only 20 percent protein, and no more than 5 percent carbohydrates.

Creating Optimal Hormone Sensitivity with a Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is designed to allow an individual to feel satisfied easily as a result of optimal insulin and leptin sensitivity. For example, a man weighing 150 pounds should consume 30-50g/day of carbohydrates and less than 70g/day of protein to maintain an optimal state of ketosis. When only a single meal or two is consumed consisting of approved ketogenic foods, this is easy. The ideal blood sugar concentration for weakening cancer cells is between 60-70mg/dl, and ketone levels are recommended between 4-7mM.

While practicing the ketogenic diet, it is also recommended to supplement with high quality (non-synthetic) multivitamins, probiotics, and omega-3s. Omega-3 supplementation has been found advantageous in stimulating the anti-cancer effects of the ketogenic diet.

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Article Summary

Research continues to show that sugar is the main source of fuel which feeds cancer and contributes to an inflammatory environment.

A low carbohydrate diet produces a metabolic state known as ketosis. This is a process in which the body burns ketones to make energy, instead of relying on sugar or carbohydrates.

You can effectively produce ketones by limiting the carbohydrates in your diet to less than 80 grams daily and protein to no more than 1.2 grams of protein/per kg lean body mass.

Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose which feeds cancer cells. By removing carbohydrates from your diet, you can also deplete cancer cells of their energy supply. The lowest survival rate in cancer patients is among those with the highest blood sugar levels.

The ketogenic diet is particularly effective when combined with periods of intermittent fasting. Fasting increases ketone production and can starve cancer cells.

Diets high in protein can also feed cancer. A moderate protein diet is recommended on the ketogenic diet. You can starve cancer by practicing a ketogenic diet consisting of an abundance of healthy fats (about 75 percent), 20 percent protein, and no more than 5 percent carbohydrates.

Supplementing with high quality (non-synthetic) multivitamins, probiotics, and omega-3s is also recommended on a ketogenic diet.

Only One Exercise without Movement Tightens Every Muscle and Helps You Get Rid of the Extra Weight! –

“Plank” is one of the most popular and most effective exercises around the world. It affects not only the abs, but also the muscles of the whole body. Always give it five minutes a day and you will be surprised by the results.

The essence of the exercise is that, you should at least once a day like “float” above the floor for several minutes, relying only on the hands and feet. Undoubtedly, to be in such a position even 2 minutes – is not an easy task. At this point a large number of muscles are activated. But, as a result of this exercise, you will have a strong back, tight ass with no cellulite, shaped legs, flat stomach and beautiful hands.

How to exercise the “Plank”:

“Plank” is a static exercise. It does not require movement, so it is important to keep the body properly.

Lie on the floor on your stomach down. Bend your elbows 90 degrees and set in the lying position on your elbows. The body should form a straight line from head to heels. Rely only on your forearms and the fingertips on your feet. The elbows should be directly under your shoulders. Keep your body as flat as possible, strain the abdominal muscles and do not relax. Try not to lower your hips toward the floor.

Feet. Assemble them. It will be difficult to keep the balance that will increase pressure on the abdominal muscles.

Legs. They should be straight and tight, otherwise, the pressure in the right abdominal muscle, which reserves the lumbar spine, will also be reduced.

Buttocks. Stretch and do not relax until the end of the exercise, as this increases the activation of all muscles of the lower torso.

Lower back. The most important moment. For proper execution of the exercise, your lower back should be flat. This means that it must not be curved or dented. Imagine that your back adheres tightly to the wall.

Stomach. Bring it in, and in such a position, try to even tuck it under the ribs. During the exercise hold your stomach in such a position, but do not hold your breath.

Elbows. To avoid unnecessary burden on your shoulders, put your elbows directly below the shoulder joints.

Hold this position as long as you can. To begin with, is enough for 10 seconds. As a rule, people with different physical readiness maintain this posture for 10 seconds to 2 minutes. After a break of 2 minutes, repeat the exercise. 5 repetitions will be enough. If you are a beginner, do not try to break the record, start slowly.

It is very important to do this exercise daily, preferably at the same time.

The benefits of the “Plank” exercise

The exercise is focused on the gluteal muscles and hamstrings legs. So not only will you get the desired shape of the buttocks, but the cellulite will be gone also.

During the exercise, the lower back muscles are active, also the shoulders and the neck part. So, this exercise can serve as prevention for osteochondrosis in neck and lumbar spine. In addition, frees the pain in the shoulders and between the shoulder blades, which occurs as a result of carrying heavy bags or long sitting at a desk.

The main burden of the exercise falls on the feet. It includes all the leg muscles – from hip to the leaves. There is no room for concern if you feel a burning sensation in your muscles – it is a sign that the muscles work.

It is quite obvious that together with the feet in this exercise, you are intensively training the hands. Half of the body weight is held on them.

When the whole body is tense, it automatically trigger abdominal muscles, to the bottom, and side.